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  1. Jobs Session: What it means for your business. Reinventing CT Catherine H. Smith Commissioner www.decd.org

  2. Small Business is … Big Business

  3. Jobs Tour Provided Input

  4. Special Session Focus • Supporting small business growth • Addressing our regulatory environment • Supporting innovation • Focusing on workforce development • Enhancing the state’s economic development tools

  5. Small Business Growth • Small Business Express Package – $50 million/year • Revolving loan fund • Job creation incentive program • Job creation matching grant Program • STEP UP – $10 million/year • Subsidized training and early employment • Agricultural Support

  6. Small Business Growth • Job Creation Tax Credits ($20 million/year) • Consolidates and increases existing credits: Employers receive $500 per month for each new job when they hire – up from $200 • Incremental credit for hiring the unemployed, disabled, and veterans – $900 per month • Manufacturing Reinvestment Account • Increase eligibility from 50 to 100 companies • Raise limit from $50,000 to $100,000

  7. Improving the Regulatory Environment • Expedite the permitting process – LEAN approach • Streamline Brownfield redevelopment • Create a program to identify, remediate, and market five state-owned brownfields • Cut the business entity tax • Payments will be good for two years rather than one

  8. Supporting Innovation • Connecticut Innovations funded to spur innovation and entrepreneurship – $25 million/year • Build innovation centers to connect entrepreneurs with mentors, talent, support, ideas, services, and capital they need to grow • Provide matching dollars for SBIR grants • Launch and support STARTUP Connecticut • Reduce angel investment threshold from $100,000 to $25,000

  9. Invest in our Workforce • Assess current training programs • Create long-term strategy to align education to business growth • Establish/expand manufacturing technology programs in 3 community colleges - $10 million/year for two years • Modeled after the successful AsnuntuckCommunity College model

  10. Enhance Economic Development Tools • Replenish the Manufacturing Assistance Act over the next two years • $60 million will be prioritized for small business assistance • Create a business portal for ease of access to state programs/services • Public Private Partnership

  11. Other Initiatives in the Bill • Refurbish Bridges • Main Street Upgrades • Airport Enterprise Zones

  12. Ron Angelo Deputy Commissioner, DECD

  13. Small Business Express Program Express package is in place with $100 million available for small business! • The Small Business Express Program (EXP) supports the retention and growth of small business • Combination of loans and grants • EXP incorporates a streamlined process • One-page, online application • Expedited review process • Close within 30 days • Visit www.DECD.org

  14. Small Business Express Program (EXP) Revolving Loan Fund • Eligible to CT companies that have been in existence for at least 1 year and have less than 50 employees • Loan amounts from $10,000 to $100,000 • 4% interest rate for a term of up to 5 years • Eligible uses include purchase of new machinery and equipment, construction or leasehold improvements, relocation costs, and working capital

  15. Small Business Express Program (EXP) Job Creation Incentive • Eligible to companies that have been in existence for at least 1 year and have less than 50 employees • Loan amounts from $10,000 to $250,000 • 4% interest rate for a term of up to 5 years • Eligible uses include training, marketing, and working capital • Loan forgiveness and deferral periods may be applied based on job creation levels

  16. Small Business Express Program (EXP) Job Creation Matching Grant • Eligible to CT companies that have been in existence for at least 1 year and have less than 50 employees • Grant amounts from $10,000 to $100,000 • Businesses must match grant funds dollar for dollar • Eligible uses include training, working capital, purchase of newmachinery and equipment, construction or leasehold improvements, and relocation costs

  17. STEP UP (DOL) Promoting job creation and worker opportunity for small businesses and unemployment workers • Subsidized Training and Employment Program - five million dollars per year for two years • Small Manufacturer Training Grant Program – five million dollars per year for two years • Both programs apply to “new hires” • Eligible small businesses can only utilize one program for each eligible new hire

  18. Job Expansion Tax Credit Program (JET) Effective January, 1, 2012 $20 million available in tax credits through JET! • Consolidates and increases the existing job creation tax credit programs • Employers receive $500 per month for each new job when they hire • Incremental credit for hiring the unemployed, disabled, and veterans at $900 per month • Companies with under 50 employees = must hire at least one new job • Companies with 50 to 100 employees = must hire at least five new jobs • Companies with over 100 employees = must hire at least ten new jobs • Companies must complete application before hiring!

  19. Manufacturing Reinvestment Account (MRA) • New legislation doubles limit from 50 – 100 on the number of small manufacturing companies • For income years starting January 1, 2012, it doubles, from $50,000 - $100,000, the maximum amount deposited • Manufacturers with 50 for fewer employees deposit 100% of domestic gross receipts for 5 years in an interest bearing MRA to save for: • Training, developing or expanding workforce • Purchase of machinery, equipment, or facilities • Corporation taxes on MRA are deferred until withdrawn for eligible purposes and tax rate on withdrawal is 3.5% as opposed to 7.5%

  20. Funding Partners The following lending partners work in conjunction with DECD in implementing programs: Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region Region of Operation: South Eastern Connecticut Website: www.secter.org Middlesex County Revitalization Commission Region of Operation: Middlesex County Website: www.middlesexchamber.com Waterbury Development Corporation Region of Operation: Naugatuck Valley Area Website: www.wdconline.org HEDCO Inc.Region of Operation: Statewide Website: www.hedco-ghbdc.com Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) Region of Operation: Statewide Website: www.cedf.com Community Capital Fund Region of Operation: Greater Bridgeport Website: www.commcap.org Connecticut Community Investment Corporation (CTCIC) Region of Operation: Statewide Website: www.ctcic.org

  21. Contacts DECD Tricia Paesani (860) 270-8215 CDA Lori Granato (860) 258-7872 DOL Rina Bakalar (860) 263-6523 CI Julie Rader • (860) 257-2334 www.DECD.org